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Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Spring Conference 2024

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Spring Conference 2024

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists held its annual Spring Conference both online and in person on 1 March 2024 at No. 6 Kildare Street. The event featured a series of expert-led sessions, discussing reproductive medicine, obstetrics, Ireland's latest research, clinical risks, and medico-legal issues in the field. 

The conference had three comprehensive sessions, each featuring a line-up of distinguished speakers who shared their invaluable expertise and insights: 

  • Prof Mary Wingfield, Associate Professor School of Medicine, UCD, Adjunct Professor, TCD - Assisted Human Reproduction in Ireland: Recent Progress in Legislation and State Support 

  • Prof Uzma Mahmood, Adjunct Associate Professor, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Lead Robotic Gynaecology Surgeon:  Robotic Surgery in Fertility 

  • Dr Sam Doyle, Consultant Clinical and Biochemical Geneticist with a special interest in Perinatal Genetics and Genomics - Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing: Considerations of a Clinical Geneticist 

  • Prof Juan Diego Villegas-Echeverri, Head of FIGO Benign Surgery Division, Pereira, Colombia - Diving Deep: Surgical and Non-Surgical Strategies for Deep Endometriosis Treatment 

  • Dr Laura O’Byrne, Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Patient Reported Outcome Measures and Their Use in Providing Patient Centered Maternity Care 

  • Dr Sarah Nicholson, Specialist registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Outpatient Cervical Ripening: Outcomes from the Home Induction RCT  

  • Dr Gillian Corbett, Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Clinical Fellow in Preterm Birth at the National Maternity Hospital - Preterm Birth: It’s all in the Microbiome 

  • Dr Catherine Finnegan, MFM Fellow at Rotunda Hospital - Investigating the Role of Early Low Dose Aspirin in Diabetes - the IRELAnD Study 

  • Dr Suzanne O'Sullivan, Consultant Gynaecologist at Cork University Maternity Hospital and IOG Director of Education and Training - Workforce Planning 

  • Mr Aidan O'Reilly, Interim Secretary General of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association - Implications of the New Consultant Contract 

  • Prof Asma Khalil, Consultant Obstetrician and Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital and Vice President - Selective IUGR in Twins 

  • Prof Frank Louwen, President of the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Maternal Obesity: From Placental to Stem Cell Consequences 

  • Prof Michael O’Connell, Master/CEO and Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, the Coombe Hospital - Is There a Correlation Between Complaints and Subsequent Medicolegal Cases? 

  • Prof Rhona Mahony, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Specialist in Fetal and Maternal Medicine at the National Maternity Hospital - Rising Cost of Litigation in Maternity Care and Not Clinical Risk 

  • Prof Mike Geary, Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology - Origin of Irish Obstetrics 

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Spring Conference was a successful event, showcasing a vibrant exchange of the latest research, innovative ideas, and future perspectives for obstetrics and gynaecology. It highlighted the Institute's dedication to medical excellence and innovation, encouraging collaborative efforts for continuous advancement in the field. 

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